Wimbledon 2020 cancelled for the first time since World War due to corona virus pandemic

Wimbledon 2020 cancelled for the first time since World War due to corona virus pandemic

Wimbledon 2020 cancelled for the first time since World War due to corona virus pandemic

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The All-England club have cancelled this year’s Wimbledon because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The decision was made at an emergency board meeting on Wednesday.

The tournament was scheduled to take place from June 29 to July 12, but because of the ongoing global health crisis it will not take place – the first time it hasn’t done so since World War II.

The All England Club said in a statement: “It is with great regret that the AELTC has today decided that The Championships 2020 will be cancelled due to public health concerns linked to the coronavirus epidemic.

“Uppermost in our mind has been the health and safety of all of those who come together to make Wimbledon happen – the public in the UK and visitors from around the world, our players, guests, members, staff, volunteers, partners, contractors, and local residents – as well as our broader responsibility to society’s efforts to tackle this global challenge to our way of life.

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